Dr. Rakesh P Gopal

Sr. Interventional Cardiologist
23+ Years Experience

Dr. Rakesh P Gopal

Sr. Interventional Cardiologist

Dr. Rakesh P Gopal's Academic Background

DNB Cardiology
National Board of Examinations, India

DM Cardiology
SCTIMST, Trivandrum, India

MD (Medicine)
MKCG Medical College, Berhampur, Orissa, India

TD Medical College, Alleppey, Kerala, India

RCPS, Glasgow, UK

Europeans Society of Cardiology

Associate Fellow APSIC Asia Pacific Society for Interventional Cardiology

Relevant Experience

In Clinical Research

  • Certified in Good clinical practice
  • Good knowledge of computers and experience liasing with software firms in development of high end operational medical software currently in use at major institutes of cardiology. Has developed and tested own software.
  • All duties and responsibilities as an investigator in international  randomized clinical trials.
  • Experience in conducting studies in collaboration with three International Universities: Maxplanc University, Clinique Pastuer, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine and Indian Council of Medical Research.
  • Editor of the book Cardiovascular Interventional Trials Update, published by Asia Pacific Interventional Cardiology India Educational Trust and Mathew Foundation


In Diagnostics

  • Right and Left Heart Catheterization
  • Exercise Testing
  • Echo Cardiography – Trans Thoracic, Trans Esophageal, Contrast Echo, Stress Echo Cardiography and Myocardial Strain Rate Imaging.
  • Cardiac CT and CT Coronary Angiography


As Investigator / Co Investigator

  • Aristotle study
  • Pixel Trial, randomized trial of direct stenting versus pre dilatation and stenting in small vessel coronary disease
  • E Cypher registry
  • Decode Trial, comparison of Sirolimus drug eluting stent with non coated stents in diabetic patients
  • Indicor study on comparison of Paclitaxel eluting Taxus stent and Coroflex please stent
  • Family study of patients of Indian origin with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and novel mutations, in association with Max Plank Institute of Physiological
  • Research of Germany.
  • Comparison of Vascular Closure Devices, Perclose, Angioseal, Closure PAD versus digital
  • compression.
  • Project on prevention of contrast induced nephropathy in patients receiving high dose radio contrast agents – Ongoing.
  • Randomized trial of weekly oral Azithromycin versus daily oral Penicillin in prevention of recurrence of rheumatic fever.
  • Randomized controlled trial of oral Pefloxacin , Amoxycilline, Cotrimoxazole in respiratory tract infections.
  • Immunological characterization of Brugia malayi micro filariae, in association with London school of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.
  • Prospective study of haemotological role in snake bites.
  • Research assistant in Filariasis Chemotherapy Unit, Indian Council of Medical Research FCU, Medical College, Alleppey.


Interventional Cardiology

  • Proficiently skilled in All Complex Coronary Interventions, including Rotablation, Bifurcation Angioplasty, Chronic Total Occlusions, Left Main Stenting, Cutting Balloon, IABP assisted procedures, Distal Protection Devices, Graft Interventions and Primary PCI.
  • Peripheral Angioplasty, Renal Angioplasty, Carotid Interventions. Expertise in limb salvage procedures and below popliteal disease angioplasty.
  • Interventions for Valvular Heart Disease, Mitral, Aortic, Pulmonary Balloon Valvotomies,  Initiation for Trans Aortic Valve replacement.
  • Good expertise with Trans Septal puncture.

Areas of Special Interest

  • Rotablation Bifurcation Angioplasty
  • Chronic Total Occlusions
  • Left Main Stenting
  • Cutting Balloon
  • IABP assisted procedures
  • Distal Protection Devices
  • Graft Interventions and Primary PCI.
  • Peripheral Angioplasty
  • Renal Angioplasty
  • Carotid Interventions
  • Expertise in limb salvage procedures and below popliteal disease angioplasty
  • Interventions for Valvular Heart Disease
  • Mitral, Aortic, Pulmonary Balloon Valvotomies
  • Initiation for Trans Aortic Valve replacement

Teaching Responsibility

Dr. Rakesh Gopal has more than 15 years of experience teaching Cardiology since 1998, at Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute and at the Apollo Hospital Chennai Diplomate of National Board program. He has been serving as Adjunct Professor of Cardiology, The Tamilnadu Dr. MGR Medical University since 2015.

Professional Memberships

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • American College of Cardiology
  • European Society of Cardiology
  • American Heart Association
  • Cardiological Society of India
  • Asia Pacific Society for Interventional Cardiology

FAQs About Dr. Rakesh P Gopal

How can I take an appointment with Dr. Rakesh P Gopal?

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Where does Dr. Rakesh P Gopal practice?

Dr. Rakesh P Gopal offers physical consultations at the following locations: Apollo Hospitals Greams Road, Chennai

What is the educational qualification of Dr. Rakesh P Gopal?

Dr. Rakesh Gopal is a Cardiologist with over 20 Yrs. years of experience and has the following qualifications - MD (General Medicine), FRCP, DM (Cardiology), DNB (Cardiology), FESC, HICR Certification (Harvard)

What conditions can Dr. Rakesh P Gopal treat?

Dr. Rakesh P Gopal is specialised to treat Cardiology, etc.

What languages can DDr. Rakesh P Gopal speak?

Dr. Rakesh P Gopal can speak English, Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi, Odia, Bengali, Assamese, Telugu.

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